We finally have winners of the Children's Book Sequels contest! The fabulous Minh Le and I will announce them next week, along with honorable mentions and all the other entries as well.
Today, I performed at the Madrona-Sally Goldmark branch of Seattle Public Library. This was the performance that had been postponed from December due to snow.
We had a good turn-out (29 people) and there were a number of babies as well as toddlers and preschoolers. People seemed to have a good time. I know I did. I performed my new song, "May I Walk With You?" with felt-board pieces you can see here:
There's a daytime version of this song, and a nighttime version. Here is the main body of the daytime version:
I went for a walk in the fields one day,
And I met a duck who was going my way,
"Quack, quack," said the duck, "May I walk with you,
Quack, quack," said the duck, "May I walk with you?"
Repeat with different animals.
The final verse:
And when I stopped walking, I turned to see
A whole bunch of animals following me....
[call out all the animal sounds]
Then we sat in the meadow and we all had tea,
When the party was over, they said to me,
"So long, and thanks for your company,
So long and thanks for your company."
I plan to record it eventually so that you may hear what it sounds like.
In other news, storytelling student Jody Segal had kind things to say about my gig at Third Place Books yesterday, which you may read here.